Hoe de Hottentottinnen hunne kinderen dragen, en de borset geven.2:de Deel Pag. 18.
Engraving with very large margins, printed on 18th century watermarked paper. Library stamp top right. Plate 292 x 171mm (11¼ x 6¾").
Khoikhoi with their children; the seated lady breast feeds her youngest as she smokes a pipe. From "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Peter Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research. First published in Germany in 1719 as Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum, the book 'professes to be a complete account of the Cape Colony and its inhabitants'. This is taken from the Dutch edition, published in Amsterdam in two volumes in 1727.
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